I'm always on the lookout for new pork chop recipes, and this particular one was simple to throw together. I wasn't quite sure how the honey/lemon/soy sauce combo would taste, but I dipped my finger in it after mixing it all together and was surprised by how good it was! I thought for sure it would be super sour, what with the amount of lemon juice that's used, but not at all. The honey really tones it down. The original recipe calls for you to cook the chops then remove them and warm the honey mixture in the same pan, but I just left the chops in the pan and poured the mixture over top of them. I then covered them for a bit and let them simmer while I was making the noodles. In my opinion, letting the chops cook in the sauce makes them a little juicier and lets the taste of the sauce kind of seep into the meat. Anyway, this is a great recipe that's simple to make for those lazy nights when you just want dinner done already.
'Honey Garlic Pork Chops'
Source: Adapted Taste of Home
4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork chops on both sides. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until juice run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160.
In a small bowl, combine the honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and garlic. Pour over the chops and cover. Simmer for 5-8 minutes. Serve with honey mixture poured over top the chops.